Category Archives: Coaching qualifications

Ignite course

A very good place to start

Leaders and managers are catching up with the benefits of coaching and mentoring their people.

It improves performance, builds better teams and supports peoples’ career aspirations.

It’s an obvious win-win too.  Managers tell us how good it feels when they ‘give something back’ to their team.  Remember all that talk about ‘making a difference’?  That’s the feeling they have.

Where to start?

The choice can be confusing however. Here at Forton we make it easy for you.

We were the first ICF accredited leadership coach training programme over 15 years ago.  Today we’re also recognised by the Chartered Management Institute, because we give leaders and managers practical skills that support their demanding roles.

For anyone who needs to mentor and coach business leaders, executives and managers, we recommend you start with the ***Ignite workshop: 19 hours of live, interactive, small-group learning.

Why choose Ignite?

  • Ignite develops a manager’s own leadership skills (Manager as Coach)
  • Ignite is the first step in the Professional Leadership Coaching qualification
  • Ignite is for coaches who want to add executive and leadership coaching skills to their portfolio (Bridging Programme)

Smaller groups mean more individual attention to the questions, concerns and – yes – cynicism about the skills and benefits of coaching and mentoring.  It means people are more likely to apply their learning.

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Coach training for experienced coaches: the Forton difference

If, like me, you’re an experienced coach working with executives and leaders in corporate settings, you may be wondering why you need to invest in specific leadership coaching training. Of course, you may be about to renew your credentials, which is a great reason to do this!

Here at The Forton Group, we provide a wide range of flexible ways of getting the CCEUs and supervision hours you require for ICF renewal.

But what’s different about leadership coaching, why should you add it to your kitbag and why The Forton Group? Continue reading

Where do the best ideas come from?

We are fortunate to live in a lovely village in the heart of England, close to the centre of the UK motor industry. Not so much a mass-manufacturing area these days, instead there are specialist ‘advanced engineering’ firms.  They support projects like the Formula 1 teams in nearby Silverstone.  Our neighbours in the village include several engineers, some retired.

There’s an admirable perfectionism about these people, though it makes for a very competitive environment sometimes. They also demonstrate very well the notion of transferable skills. Continue reading